#Poetry Challenge with V0Ella


Poem Challenge – What Do You See?


Amanda Carrington of V0Ella is running a #PoetryChallenge on her Blog…. and she has asked some of her favourite poets to write their version of this poem and she is posting them on her Blog!


So go take a look to check out the other entries…plus her Blog is full of wonderful treasures!

You can also read my entry below…



The Versatile Blogger Award


I was recently nominated for “The Versatile Blogger Award” by a beautiful lady called Sally aka SW36, I am so honoured and humbled that she has enjoyed my blog to nominate it for this award!

Thank-you again Sal, this means a lot to me! Much love and hugs ~ Debs xox


Please check out her wonderful Blog as she is a talented writer and poet!

Raspberry Delights – http://raspberrydelights.wordpress.com/” 


# The Rules in accepting this Award are:

  1.  Display the Award on your Blog
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you.
  3. Post 7 interesting things about yourself and answer the 7 questions…
  4. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
  5. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.



# 7 Interesting things about me:

  1. I was once a Hairdresser many moons ago…
  2. Good at Roller-skating but not Ice-skating
  3. I love Tandem skydiving – it’s awesome!
  4. Hate spiders – and have quite a few lol stories that could be told…
  5. Sports I’ve played Netball & Softball
  6. First Record I ever owned was “Abba Arrival”
  7. Freaked out snorkelling once on the Great Barrier Reef at thought of meeting a shark round a wall of coral… TG no one was filming it would have been hilarious… a new style of swimming ‘backward frog style’ 😂

Not very interesting stuff …but some things about me!


# Answer 7 Questions:

1. Do you remember your dreams – and if you do what do you think they mean?

Yes parts of them …sometimes they are way off the grid of reality and some would make great movies! Wouldn’t have a clue what they mean… I also sometimes dream of the future …weird insignificant stuff like a place or event!

2. Would you rather share your life with a pet or a person? (or a person who is a pet?)

Hmmm… haven’t met a person as yet other than family and have always have a easy connection with animals!

3. What is the most submissive aspect of your life and your personality?

Hmmm… in a sexual relationship I like a Alpha Male! I like to make people happy, don’t like conflict and/ or letting others down! My “Enneagram Type is mean’t to be No. 9 ~ The Peacemaker” 

4. What is the most dominating?

In my job and role as a mom I take charge and am very protective of people I care for! In my job I am often sticking up for others…. when I see right from wrong!

5. if you could retrain as something, would you want to do that?

No not really I love my job as a Nurse, but there are things I would still like to try!

6. Which do you fear more – fire, water, or wind?

I’d have to pick Fire – it can be unpredictable and I’d hate to get burned!

7. How long on average each week do you listen to music?

A couple of hours per day at least!


# 15 Blogs I nominate receive this Award:

I love all the Blogs I follow and to pick out just fifteen is way too difficult …but here are some that I follow regulary… and ah I’m sorry but it’s way more than 15 :-) You can view their blogs by clicking on their names below!

Some Favourite Blogs ~ Writers, Poets, Artists and Smore

Benjamin Prewitt – Artist & Poet

Kat Bastion – Author of Paranormal Romance & Poetry

PJ Bayliss – Erotica Writer & Author of Poetry

Amanda CarringtonAuthor

Darwin Blake – Poet

BL Ronan – Author of Poetry

Mirabella – Poet

Tony (Toro) – Poet

Caroline Juliette – Poet

Angel – Poet

Katrina Storey – Poet & Writer

Kat Fraser – Poet & Writer

Steve Richards – Author

Deirdre Meyrick – Writer & Poet

Tammy L. Wilkins – Writer & Poet

Thomas Snow – Writer & Poet

Megan Kay – Poet

Mr. Insatiable – Poet

Poetic Passions – Poet

Justin Case – Poet

Marcus – Poet

Raine Cooper – Poet

Bloodmoon – Poet

Charming Man – Author of Erotica

Mark Davis – Author of Erotica & Poet 

Cameron Lincoln – Author & Poet

Lisa Fulham – Author & Poet

Chris Kuhn – Author of Romance

SA MacNeil – Poet

Karen M. Hanks – Writer

John Christian – Writer

Penelope Jones – Author of Erotica

Genevieve Dewey – Author

Joseph McNamara – Writer & Poet

Gemini – Poet

Brandon – Poet

Robert India – Author

Through the Lens – Photography

Andy – Writer

Michael Birchmore – Poet



The Imagine Award



The Imagine Award” is an award created by Jenn Mulherin (who is the writer of the blog “My Fibrotastic Life!”) in October of 2013. This award was made in order to recognize the bloggers who express their passion and dedication towards their blogs through their creativity.


Here’s what you need to do to accept the Imagine Award:

  1. Do a post on your blog incorporating “The Imagine Award” theme.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you, for bestowing this fine unicorn ;-) and link their blog page to your post
  3. List 3-5 things about the nominator’s blog that you like (which you think are very creative)
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers/blogs which you think display a fantastic use of creativity and imagination
  5. Notify your nominees



Dearest Mr. Benjamin Prewitt!

What an absolute honour it is that you have nominated my Blog for this beautiful Award, thank-you more than words can say!

If you havent already checked out his Blog – Expressions of my life – An evolution of art. (My journey through life as an artist, father, and person with young onset Parkinsons) …then do so now as his artwork is magnificent, his poetry devine and his daily posts are inspiring and unforgettable treasures!

You enrich my heart, mind and soul Mr. B. much love ~ Debs xox


List 3-5 things you love about their blog:

1.  I love Benjamin’s Blog as it truly enriches my heart, mind and soul daily! His passion, dedication and words are inspiring, which makes you stop think and feel! He has a beautiful depth to him that he shares so openly and cares so greatly for others!

2. As my friend Beth so eloquently stated “His Blog is real, raw and human” – as he shares his personal daily journey with the onset of Parkinson’s Disease…

3. Benjamin’s artwork are magnificent unique pieces of treasure …which I hope one day to own one! I also love how he shares the stages in his progress with a piece that he working on… right through to sometimes to the sale!

4. Benjamin’s poetry is devine and takes my breathe away …his words evoke such emotion within me at times, they are truly beautiful!


5 nominations to receive this Award:

It is really so very hard to choose just five blogs to receive this Award….as over the past year and a half I have been amazed by the amount of very talented people I have connected with Across these Oceans and have listed a few whom I follow regulary in this Blog Post – Favourite Blogs ~ Writers, Poets, Artists and S’more, so please click on this to check them out!

But 5 whom come to mind that I don’t have listed in honour of this Award …for a fantastic use of creativity and imagination goes to some Book Blogs I love:

  1. Literati Literature Lovers ~ http://literatiliteraturelovers.com
  2. The SubClub Book Club ~ http://thesubclubbooks.com
  3. Bookish Temptations ~ http://bookishtemptations.com/
  4. So The Story Goes ~ http://indielitgems.wordpress.com/
  5. The Novel Teasehttp://thenoveltease.com/


Today I choose…


# Inspiring words by my incredible friend Benjamin Prewitt! ~ Debs xox

Expressions of my life - An evolution of art.

Each day as we wake to face the rising sun we choose.
We choose to smile or frown
We choose to see the world in
Only a way that we can, a way through our eyes and our own interpretation
That make this life bearable and unique
To each one of us.
Today I choose to live with strength and forgiveness.
Today I choose to let the demons of yesterday die the a day gone bye.

As I rise on this day of all days I ask for forgiveness
Today as I rise a search the morning sky
For the strength to live my life with a pure heart, mind and soul.
For many in the world life is long and hard or full if the mundane.
More so than any can know sans those who live it through there eyes.
Today I choose to keep moving forward who will…

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You’d think that as people get older
They would choose not to cause others pain!

Yet with sadness I still do not understand
How people can do this again and again!

Why do they take this path still confuses me,
Why do they set out to use, then be ignorant and rude!

Sit in judgement, play silly games
And just be so damn inconsiderate and cruel.

It is something I will never understand,
Something I vow not to let change me…

And something I hope that one day…
Will all make some kind of sense!


© debradml (2013)

My Review of “Bound by Wish and Mistletoe” by Kat Bastion


# A truly brilliant must read series – it deserves more than 5 Stars!


Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Length: 160 Pages
Genre: Adult Paranormal/ Highlander Romance
Series: Highland Series, Book 1.5
Cover designed byMooney Designs
Arc Review organized by: AToMR Tours




The holiday novella, Book 1.5, following the award-winning debut of Forged in Dreams and Magick in the Highland Legends Series:

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?


My Review:

Wow… with tears in my eyes and an ache in my chest I have just finished reading an exceptional love story by the incredible Author Kat Bastion.

This beautiful story is set in the Scottish Highlands and the time period is in the thirteenth century. It carries on from the first book in this “Highland Series” called “Forged in Dreams and Magick“, with the Brodie Clan celebrating their first Christmas! It’s filled with extremely loveable characters that make you wish you could find a portal so you could pop in for a visit… and maybe check out a hot alpha male or two wearing a sexy plaid/ or kilt <sigh> ;-P

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe” tells you a poignant yet very sensual tale about a unique love story between a lass called Susanna and the Brodie Clan’s, Commander Robert. Two people who were not looking for love but when their paths accidentally cross, a connection is formed forever! These words from the last page – “What is the greatest Magick?” – Susanna.Tis a miracle, rather! That two people who’d given up hope of findin’ love in this world, collided together.” – Robert …completely melted my heart!

I love this Authors writing style, as you find yourself drawn into a wonderful and magical tale that she is telling… the only way to explain how it makes me feel is like when I was a child and had stories read to me and the wide eyed wonder that I felt!



About the Author:

Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.

On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.

Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.

Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona, USA.


Authors Media Links:

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